Jan 062019
 

The next meeting of Bristol RISC OS Users (BRU) takes place on Wednesday 9th January, starting at around 7:00-7:30pm (though some of us may arrive earlier) and continuing until closing time.

The meeting will once again take place at:

The Eldon House,
6 Lower Clifton Hill,
Bristol,
BS8 1BT.

Meetings are informal in nature, so there is never a set topic – but recent or upcoming news and developments usually get a look in, and some members may bring along their own personal pet projects to show off and discuss.

In terms of those personal projects, member Chris Hall is planning to bring his data logger – a Raspberry Pi-based system whose purpose is to monitor signalling circuits and record a sequence of relay operations.

Another member, Ian Nichols, also expects to be able to bring his GPS clock – another Raspberry Pi-based system, which uses the signal from GPS satellites to read the time, which is displayed as a full screen clock – but with a keyboard and mouse attached, it can also be used as a regular RISC OS computer.

And with the Southwest Show taking place on 16th February – and at a new Bristol-based venue; the Arnos Manor Hotel – you can also be sure it will be a part of the conversation, with members discussing their plans for the show, some as exhibitors, some as visitors.

Parking is on-road, but make sure you have some change with you to put in a meter. For anyone coming by bus, look for those heading towards Queens Road/The Triangle/Park Street – all a short walk from the pub.

The Eldon House has a selection of real ales, as well as soft drinks for those who drive, and there is food available for those feeling peckish. In particular, the pub is currently running a promotion on Wednesdays, offering a pie, two sides, and a pint for a tenner.

Meetings are open to one and all, and are simply a group of people with an interest in RISC OS, Acorn, and anything related, getting together for a drink and a natter – and whether you live in or around Bristol, or just happen to be in the area at the time, you’re welcome to join us.

Bristol RISC OS Users also has a mailing list that any RISC OS user is welcome to join, local or otherwise.